GRANTS FOR TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT GENERATING ECONOMIC RECOVERY “TIGER DISCRETIONARY GRANTS”
The Recovery Act appropriated $1.5 billion of supplemental discretionary grant funding to be awarded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure. The USDOT is referring to these grants as "Grants for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery" or "TIGER Discretionary Grants."
Projects that are eligible for TIGER Discretionary Grants under the Recovery Act (‘‘Eligible Projects’’) include, but are not limited to:
- Highway or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, including interstate rehabilitation, improvements to the rural collector road system, the reconstruction of overpasses and interchanges, bridge replacements, seismic retrofit projects for bridges, and road realignments.
- Public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, including investments in projects participating in the New Starts or Small Starts programs that will expedite the completion of those projects and their entry into revenue service.
- Passenger and freight rail transportation projects. Port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the efficiency of freight movement.
- Port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the efficiency of freight movement.
Guidance from USDOT for Applicants to the TIGER Discretionary Grants:
Information Specific to California Applicants: